Dragon's Gold

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Purveyors of fine tales and happily ever afters that not even the seven dwarfs could sneeze at.

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Heart of the Sun
Series: Hands of War. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,370. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015 by Dragon's Gold. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
A single act of mercy could turn the tides of war. A healer’s compassion could touch the heart of a monster who doesn’t believe he deserves peace or redemption. If the sun could descend from his throne to give his heart to a human girl, surely an elf can find it in himself to love outside his race… even if only for a little while.
Rusted Memory: A Wanderer's Tale
Price: Free! Words: 11,930. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014 by Dragon's Gold. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Cursed by the gods to wander until the end of days, never knowing the bond of friendship, the strength of family or the comfort of coming home, Morovio discovers he is not alone in his divine punishment. There is another, an impossible relation who's come to exact vengeance for the very blood that flows through his veins.
From the Dark Side: A Charity Anthology
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,620. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2010 by Dragon's Gold. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(4.00 from 1 review)
There are two sides to every story... herein lies the dark side. "From the Dark Side" includes 20 pieces of fiction and poetry from nineteen authors and poets. All proceeds earned from the book go the Letters and Light Organization.
Black Velveteen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2010 by Dragon's Gold. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A homicide detective comes face to face with a brutal, yet beautiful killer: the B33 Cybernetic Service Unit, known on the streets as Velvet. Responsible for the murder of a seven-year-old girl, Velvet does not hide her crime, but there's more to her story than simple murder. In fact, her side of the story is powerful enough to tear down the most powerful cybernetics company in the world.


Hands of War
Cruel hands crush the bones of war. Deft hands weave its tapestry. Healing hands tend to those who suffer its cruelty.
Heart of the Sun
Price: $2.99 USD.

Smashwords book reviews by Dragon's Gold

  • Double Deal on April 14, 2010

    Drew Beatty has a unique perspective and compelling voice as an author. Double Deal is a fascinating story with very real characters that kept my interest from sentence one, on through the end.
  • Farrago: The Michael Bekemeyer Project on Oct. 31, 2010

    Farrago contains seventeen amazing stories from incredible up and coming authors. Not only is this anthology for a good cause, but you should read it 'cause it's good!
  • 404 on Feb. 07, 2011

    In a world where we rely almost completely on the luxury of instant communication it’s nearly impossible to imagine how quickly humanity would spiral downward if that luxury were yanked away. In fact, as I was typing those words the mere thought gave me a heart palpitation. So imagine, if you will, how I felt while reading Brandon C. Laraby’s 404. Set two years after the government has pulled the plug on the Internet, society has crumbled in upon itself. Using the excuse of a super hack, the government seems to have no intention of telling the general public what really happened, or how they plan to actually get things back up and running. And this is how we stumble upon recovering Internet addict/newbie reporter, Marco Temura. When charged with the task of interviewing a local senator, Marco puts his life on the line to deter an assassination attempt on the senator in question. When the senator turns up dead just hours later, word hits the streets that Temura is to blame. Celebrated as a hero by the general public, but wanted by the government, Temura and Jess, the news station’s camera woman, find themselves on the run while they try to uncover the truth. Their journey exposes them to people and truths that are sometimes even harder to swallow than the original situation that started it all. 404 was a fast-paced read I found myself quickly burning through. At first the present-tense narrative threw me off as it’s not something you encounter regularly, but it worked well in keeping the story flowing quickly. The characters were easy to relate to, and it was disconcerting how easy it was to envision this post-Internet-apocalypse world Laraby created. There is some pretty intense, adult material in 404 beyond casual swearing, so it’s definitely not recommended for the easily offended. Techno-thriller isn’t something I read on a regular basis, but I did enjoy this story. In his end notes, Laraby noted that the idea for the novel arrived in the form of a television miniseries that would never come to pass in a depressed economy that couldn’t do with anymore potential depression, but it was definitely a miniseries I’d tune into. Overall, I give 404 four out of five stars. Laraby’s debut novel, 404 is currently available in a variety of eBook formats for $9.99 on Smashwords. Coming in just under 60,000 words, I wonder if $9.99 isn’t a little steep for an indie author’s first work in electronic format, but that’s the beauty of indie publishing. As an author you can set your own terms and price. Now if you'll excuse me, I’ll be over in the corner in fetal position hugging my laptop, Kindle and cellphone as though it was our last night on earth together.
  • Whalewolf on April 17, 2011

    Acadia Einstein's debut short story is tongue-in-cheek hilarious from start to finish. The concept itself is over-the-top fun that extreme B-movies experts will find themselves wishing they'd thought of it first. While there are a few minor editing mistakes and typos that may disgruntle a few highbrow readers, the author obviously put the humor first. In a world that could definitely use a little more laughter, how could that possibly be a bad thing?
  • Two Steps From Hell on Jan. 25, 2014

    Fairy sorcerer Laurent finds himself torn from the tortures of hell by a half-fae conjurer named Willy, whom he quickly kills upon resurrection. Walking the streets of 21st Century New Orleans, Laurent must find a way to avoid returning to hell and its many indescribably torments, and the only way to get to the bottom of things is with the help of a little voodoo and the twin sister of the man he killed upon resurrection. Helen, a New Orleans police detective, has always been special, different--just like her brother, but she's found better ways to fit in despite her unique capabilities. It takes a bit of convincing for her to accept the truth as Laurent lays it out for her, but when the two of them begin digging into the circumstances that brought him back from Hell and ended Helen's brother's life in the process. Laurent has only seventy-two hours to do what needs to be done, or its straight back to hell for him, and in the meantime he has to convince Helen of the truth about who and what he really is if they are ever to solve they mystery unraveling and ticking down the minutes until he loses his freedom again. Roche worked these characters together effortlessly, providing action and intrigue from beginning to end. Four out of five stars, I highly recommend this tale for anyone who loves a good urban fantasy with a dark twist!